chloroma

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chloroma

[klə′rō·mə]
(medicine)
A focal tumorous proliferation of granulocytes, with or without the blood findings of granulocytic leukemia; the sectioned surfaces of the mass are green.
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In high quantities, myeloperoxidase is responsible for the yellow-green color of pus (P, arrow) and of this extramedullary (meningeal -based) myeloid sarcoma (Q), hence, the name chloroma.
Maxillo-ethmoidal chloroma in acute myeloid leukaemia: Case report.
Abstract: Granulocytic sarcomas, also known as chloromas, are rare extramedullary tumors of myeloid or myelocytic origin.
Chloromas may develop in lymph nodes, skin, breast, bone, nervous system serous membranes, and the gastrointestinal tract and are composed of a myeloblastic proliferation with interspersed eosinophilic myelocytes.
Johnston was afflicted with a particularly aggressive type of APL called chloromas and had previously failed other approved therapies.